Shorts: Local Girl Scouts win Bronze AwardsThirteen Girl Scouts from Troop 32515 at Encinal School in Menlo Park were awarded the Bronze Award, the highest award for Junior Girl Scouts, on April 30.
The fifth-grade girls worked on a service project to share their love of reading with kindergartners and first-graders at Costano School in the Ravenswood School District.
They collected 10 boxes of books and also bought books specific to the curriculum in those grades. They also used money earned in cookie sales to buy copy paper and crayons. Two used bookcases, painted in the school's colors, were presented to the school. The girls also visited the school and read to kindergartners on two occasions.
Receiving the award are: Emery Dutta, Siena Hooper, Giuliana Johnson, Libby Kirk, Olivia Leupold, Morgonn McMichael, Lindsay Miller, Julia Nicholls, Laurel Patrick, Olivia Shiah, Rachel Towe, Daphne Valentine and Katelyn Wiseman.
Second Harvest names award winners
Carolee Hazard of Menlo Park, and two schools — Menlo-Atherton High School and Woodside Priory — were honored recently at the Second Harvest Food Bank awards event, held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Ms. Hazard received the new Outside the Barrel award for her grass-roots hunger-relief efforts. She created the $93 Club on Facebook and worked with local media and the Second Harvest Food Bank to publicize her efforts. The $93 Club has raised $77,000 for those in need.
An Outstanding Youth award was given to Menlo-Atherton High School. For the past 30 years, M-A has collected food and staged a holiday food distribution for school families in need. Students worked with Second Harvest and the Ecumenical Hunger Program to feed 400 families in December. Menlo-Atherton students Courtney Arrington, Chelsea Barnes and Ani Loshkajian received the award on behalf of their school.
The Golden Apple award went to the Woodside Priory, which donated the most food per student, which it did during the school's annual holiday food drive.